The Tourist

The view of the planet

Changing rooms are the same all over the galaxy and this one really played to the stereotype. The lights flickered that little bit more than you’d want them to, a sizeable proportion of the lockers wouldn’t lock and the whole room needed a good clean. It didn’t fit with the eye-watering amount of money we… Continue reading The Tourist

How To Travel From London To Paris

Imagine that you want to travel from London to Paris. Ok, so that’s probably not too hard to imagine. But also imagine that you have absolutely no idea how to do that and neither does anyone that you know. In that situation you would probably go to Amazon and look for a book on the… Continue reading How To Travel From London To Paris


Bugger. It’s already November 3rd and I’ve completely forgotten about NaNoWriMo. It’s been a few years since I tried it (and failed) and I was intending to have another got this year. It’s too late though. I could probabyl catch up over the weekend, but this is going to be a busy month and there’s… Continue reading NaNoWriMo

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Shaking Up Tech Publishing

There’s an interesting discussion over on David Heinemeier Hansson’s blog about how the technical publishing industry could change in order to give better deal to technical authors. It’s particularly notable for the contributions from Tim O’Reilly and Gary Cornell (the publisher at Apress). One point that interested me was DHH’s assertion that all books are… Continue reading Shaking Up Tech Publishing